Canadian Golf Tour
PGA TOUR CANADA - Cape Breton Celtic Classic Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Thursday, September 5th through Sunday, September 8th
SITE: The Lakes Golf Club, Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia
COURSE ARCHITECT: Graham Cooke (2010)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,904
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 5 526 Yds10 - Par 5 567 Yds
2 - Par 4 410 Yds11 - Par 3 198 Yds
3 - Par 5 555 Yds12 - Par 4 430 Yds
4 - Par 3 191 Yds13 - Par 4 395 Yds
5 - Par 4 456 Yds14 - Par 4 375 Yds
6 - Par 4 380 Yds15 - Par 3 210 Yds
7 - Par 4 341 Yds16 - Par 5 540 Yds
8 - Par 3 190 Yds17 - Par 3 155 Yds
9 - Par 4 430 Yds18 - Par 5 555 Yds
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36 3,479 Yds36 3,425 Yds
 
Annual:  1st
Television:  None
Total Purse:  $150,000 (Canadian dollars)
Prize Breakdown:  1st Place - $27,000; 2nd - $16,200; 3rd - $10,200
 
Past Cape Breton Celtic Classic Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
1stYear of the Event

Top Players in the Field
Wil CollinsWon Dakota Dunes Open, 2nd on money list
Chris Epperson10th on money list, 5 top-10 finishes
Stephen GangluffWon Times Colonist Island Open, 8th on money list
Mark HubbardWon Wildfire Invitational, 5th on money list
Hugo LeonWon Great Waterway Classic, 4th on money list
Joe PanzeriWon ATB Financial Classic, 3rd on money list
Cory Renfrew11th on money list, 4 top-10 finishes
Carlos Sainz, Jr.Won Players Cup, 6th on money list
Kyle Stough9th on money list, 2 runner-up finishes
Nick Taylor7th on money list, 5 top-10 finishes
Riley WheeldonWon Syncrude Boreal Open, 1st on money list

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Kyle Stough
Darkhorse - MacKenzie Hughes
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Joe Panzeri) - Missed the cut
Last Week's Darkhorse (Tony Finau) - Finished tied for 35th
 
NOTES:
The PGA Tour Canada travels to Nova Scotia this week for the inaugural Cape Breton Celtic Classic in Ben Eoin. All seven tournament winners from 2013 are in the field -- Riley Wheeldon, Wil Collins, Joe Panzeri, Hugo Leon, Mark Hubbard, Stephen Gangluff and Carlos Sainz, Jr.

Wheeldon currently leads the money list by $230 over Collins. The top nine spots on the money list are currently separated by less than $10,200. This event is the last chance to qualify for the TOUR Championship of Canada next week. The top 132 players on the Order of Merit will play in the season-ending event.

The tournament is being held at The Lakes Golf Club, which was designed by Graham Cooke and opened in 2010. This will be the first time that PGA Tour Canada has played on the east coast since the 2001 Aliant Cup in St. John's, Newfoundland.

The top five players on the Order of Merit will graduate to the Web.com Tour in 2014. The top money winner will receive fully exempt status for 2014, with players finishing second to fifth earning highly placed status. Players finishing sixth through 10th will receive an exemption into the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School, while players finishing 11th to 20th will be exempt into the second stage.

The PGA Tour Canada moves to Ontario next week for the Tour Championship of Canada, where Euguene Wong won the 2012 title.

09/03 16:55:11 ET

As of September 3, 2013, at 04:55 PM ET